Big Ten on Kiper's Big Board

ESPN's NFL draft guru, Mel Kiper, has revised his Big Board after Week 4, and there has been a bit of movement for the Big Ten's top draft prospects.

This is all ESPN Insider stuff, folks, but here are the Big Ten nuggets:


  • Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn moves up one spot to No. 7.

  • Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan, the Big Ten's top defensive player this year, moves up three spots to No. 10.

  • Ohio State DL Cameron Heyward moves down a spot to No. 16.

Kiper also has new lists for the top 5 seniors and top 5 non-seniors.


  • Ohio State's Brandon Saine is the No. 5 running back.

  • Wisconsin's Lance Kendricks is the No. 1 tight end.

  • Wisconsin's Gabe Carimi is the No. 5 offensive tackle.

  • Penn State' Stefen Wisniewski is the No. 2 center (he plays guard this year).

  • Iowa's Clayborn is the No. 1 defensive end, while Purdue's Kerrigan is No. 2 and Ohio State's Heyward is No. 4.

  • Michigan State's Greg Jones is the No. 1 inside linebacker.

  • Ohio State's Ross Homan is the No. 4 outside linebacker.

  • Iowa's Ryan Donahue is the No. 1 punter.


  • Penn State's Joe Suhey is the No. 4 fullback.

  • Northwestern's Al Netter is the No. 4 offensive tackle.

  • Purdue's Ken Plue is the No. 5 guard.

  • Ohio State's Michael Brewster is the No. 1 center.

  • Michigan's David Molk is the No. 5 center.

  • Wisconsin's J.J. Watt is the No. 4 defensive end.

  • Wisconsin's Philip Welch is the No. 3 kicker.

Two things surprise me: no Big Ten seniors listed at the guard spots, and not many Big Ten non-seniors listed, period. I have a feeling that guys like Wisconsin running back John Clay, Northwestern tight end Drake Dunsmore, Indiana wide receiver Tandon Doss and Ohio State receiver DeVier Posey will make the list soon.